So should women at home expect to be raped? Statistics show that home is the place were most women are raped; by fathers, husbands, grandfathers, father and brother in laws, male friends and boyfriends.
“Approximately 40% of sexual assaults take place in the survivor’s home. About 20% occur in the home of a friend, neighbour, or relative. 10% occur outside, away from home. About 8% take place in parking garages.” http://www.oneinfourusa.org/statistics.php
As for women being in the military! Women have always been in the military, the myth that they have not has been produced by historical sleight of hand and vanishing tricks. Example here:
I conclude that there are no safe places for women and so they should be free to take up any profession they want; both the active and the inactive are subject to rape, the gregarious and the introverted, all personality types, employing every combination of defensive tactics, can be and are raped. The fact that some of these tactics work some of the time for some of the people, makes little difference to the systemic nature of the problem. If our patriarchal society supports the rape and forced impregnation of women, and it does; then complete avoidance of rape is impossible. We need political solutions, I even wonder; given that the law will not support women on these issues, if we need to lobby for a women’s court; for the handling of sex offences against ourselves and our children.
Thanks to Bess for this link.